I wrapped up the Vertical Stripe Bag last night at Kris' during our weekly knit-together:
Are we sure that felting is needed??
Um, yeah.... that would be a resounding "YES!"
Now comes this issue of the washing-machine dilemma again... oh, you know, that fact that I don't have one! Hmmm, I wonder if my MIL would let me borrow her's for a bit...
Anyway, Kris had received the order that we place a couple of weeks ago at Handworks Gallery when they were having their 30% off sale:
Included in the original order was some Cashcotton DK for IK's Fiery Bolero and some Kidsilk Haze for River - but they were out of the colors I wanted! They did, however, have the Felted Tweed I wanted for Shackle.
Due to missing items we wanted from Handworks Gallery, Kris and I ended up going in on an ebay order - so I am now patiently waiting for some Cashsoft DK in "donkey" (don't even get me started on the name of the color :D) and some Kidsilk Haze in "majestic" for River! I can't wait to start River. I've been tracking the River KAL and it seems that there are some problems with needle selection due to the join of the needle to the cord. Kidsilk Haze seems to get stuck at this join. There has been some discussion about Bryspun circs but Kris is using some Boye aluminum circs to work on Birch (using a Habu Silk Kusa) and she is pretty happy with their performance thus far. I'm thinking that I will pick up the
dirt cheap Boye's and give them a whirl for River.... once I get the yarn :)